Centennial Festival of Riverboats in Louisville

February 21, 2014 by  

The oldest operating steamboat in the country will celebrate 100 years of service this year in Louisville. Marking the milestone, the Centennial Festival of Riverboats has been scheduled for the fall.

The event expects to attract approximately 300,000 visitors from across the globe. The festival will recognize and celebrate the Belle’s legacy while recognizing the beginning of water navigation in the 18th century in this area.

There will be several riverboats attending the festival including the Belle of Louisville, Anson Northrup, River Queen, The Spirit of Jefferson, General Jackson, and the Spirit of Peoria. A variety of special dinners, cruises, concerts and tastings will take place thought the festival.

The Festival Committee welcomes designers, artists, and architects to participate in the pavilion designer’s competition by providing small-scale design of temporary multi-purpose structures and pavilions throughout the waterfront area for the event. The winning pavilion will be a major part of the festival gleaning a great deal of recognition.

Banner printing will be a popular request of local print companies for this event. Banners are placed throughout a festival to announce and guide attendees to specific areas and activities. They can also be used on the boats to depict the name and history along with any special events.

The Centennial Festival of Riverboats in Louisville will take place October 14-19. The event website has complete details.